The Chief Executive Officer of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), Mohammed Adjei-Sowah has ordered the immediate towing of all wrongfully parked cargo trucks on the Timber Market stretch of the Hanssen road in Accra.
Mayor Sowah gave this directive on Thursday, 15 October when he embarked on his usual working visit to markets in the city to engage with traders.
The trucks which were offloading building materials were parked on the shoulders of the road causing heavy traffic.
He immediately instructed the owner of a building material company and the drivers of the trucks to quickly move and directed the Police and the Assembly's taskforce to clamp and tow any vehicle packed at an unauthorised location.
He also directed the owner of the building material company to get rid of a heap of sand in front of her shop as the sand had blocked the road and also caused heavy traffic.
At the Makola No. 2 Market in Agbogbloshie traders expressed concerns over the delay in the completion of the on-going reconstruction.
The Mayor of Accra, in a response to their concerns, directed officers from the Assembly's Works Department to visit the site and provide the necessary supervision and technical support.
“The traders cannot continue to trade where they are, they need to take advantage of the Christmas celebrations to make some money, so we must complete it soon,” he said.
He assured that his outfit had their economic interest as a priority amongst other priorities and would impress on the contractors to complete the project before the Christmas festivities.
"I am on your side and my outfit will what it takes to ensure that the project is completed before December," he told the traders.
He assured that shareholders as well as management of the market would do everything possible to make their economic activities in the market comfortable.
Madam Trudy Crabbe, Market Queen of the Makola No 2 market, thanked the Mayor and his team for their proactiveness to address their concerns in the market.